About LMHA

Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) administers housing assistance for approximately 1,700 families throughout Lake County. This consists of two federal housing programs, the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) and the Public Housing Program.

These programs offer low and moderate income households the opportunity to rent affordable, decent, and safe housing. More importantly, LMHA provides these households a stable living environment in order for our clients to work towards their own economic self-sufficiency.

Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority strives to maintain a high level of compliance while providing excellent customer service. We continually strive to educate the public about the agency, its contributions to Lake County and our mission to provide affordable, safe and sanitary housing. This also encompasses the county’s elderly and/or disabled population.   You can view the video below to learn more about LMHA and the housing it provides within the community.

LMHA Video.wmv

If you would like to download this video, please click on the down arrow on the right side of this page at the bottom.

                                            Board of Commissioners 
                          Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
       Gregory Patt                             Charles Stennis, Jr. - Chairperson           

       Cynthia Brooks                          Gregory Schmidt             Brad Hall       

       Kathryn Popp                            Melissa Winfield               Jullie McClain - Vice Chairperson
Board Meetings are typically scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p .m.  at Administrative Offices 189 First St.  Painesville, OH  44077                                                 


Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
Administrative Offices
189 First Street
Painesville, OH  44077
Phone:  440-354-3347
Fax: 440-354-5008

LMHA Mission Statement

The mission of the Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority is to advocate for, develop and sustain affordable housing opportunities for the residents of Lake County.  We support and encourage residents to attain self-sufficiency while maintaining a customer-centered focus. 

LMHA Properties

Washington Square
is a 70-unit, six-story apartment building located at 111 East Washington Street in Painesville. All 70 apartments are one-bedroom units for senior citizens and disabled persons who meet tenant screening and income qualification criteria. Get Directions                 


Jackson Towers
is a 100-unit, six-story apartment building located at 200 West Jackson Street in Painesville.  Apartments in this building consist of efficiency and one-
bedroom units for senior citizens and disabled persons who meet tenant screening and income qualification criteria.    Get Directions

Woodlawn Homes is made up of 70 units of townhouse apartments located on Sanders, Shelby and Homeworth Avenues in Painesville. The units  at Woodlawn Homes range from 2-4 bedrooms and include basements. These units are intended for families that meet tenant screening and income qualification criteria.    Get Directions
Karen Hinton,
Sep 15, 2015, 12:40 PM
LMHA Video.wmv
Kay Shaniuk,
Jun 25, 2012, 4:34 PM